Herb Walks with Lanny Kaufer has arranged with author Obi Kaufmann for an intimate event in Ojai on Saturday, February 10th, 2018 at the Ventura River Preserve and a downtown indoor location. This unique workshop will be of great interest to naturalists and artists alike. Obi will join Lanny on a nature walk in the morning and then share the […]

Herb Walks with Lanny Kaufer and the Ojai Valley Green Coalition (OVGC) will present renowned fire ecology expert and author Richard Halsey on Saturday, February 17, for a timely workshop on how to create resilient gardens and homes in Southern California as residents go forward in the post-Thomas Fire era. The day will begin at 10 a.m. with […]

East meets West on Sunday, February 25, when New Jersey native Dan De Lion of Return to Nature and Ojai’s Lanny Kaufer of HerbWalks.com join forces for a family-friendly plant walk and class on lowering your ecological footprint eating weeds! This event is part of the “little footprints” environmental series at Greater Goods, a non-profit interactive community space in Meiners Oaks. […]

Herb Walks with Lanny Kaufer will take a break from the fire recovery zone around Ojai on Sunday, March 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and revisit the secluded Stunt High Trail along Cold Creek in the Calabasas Hills on the north side of the Santa Monica Mountains. This will be an easy, slow-paced hike, […]

The experience of the Thomas Fire and the mudslides that followed continue to impact the hearts and minds of all who lived through it. On the physical level, particulate matter in the air coupled with an especially virulent flu has many still coughing. Other respiratory conditions such as colds, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma and allergies also […]

Join Ojai native plant guide Lanny Kaufer and special guest Professor James Adams of USC School of Pharmacy on Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a Spring Medicinal Plant Workshop based on his ground-breaking pharmacological studies on local native plants.  The plant identification session will take place on the pathways at the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s Cluff […]

Ojai native plant guide Lanny Kaufer will make his annual visit  to his favorite Santa Barbara front-country trail on San Antonio Creek out of Tucker’s Grove County Park. He will lead a 3-hour Herb Walk there on Saturday, April 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  On this walk, he will identify, demonstrate and discuss the […]

Celebrate Earth Day in Ojai with an Herb Walk on the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s Ventura River Preserve with native plant guide Lanny Kaufer and a friendly group of like-minded nature lovers and students of the Earth. This walk will take place on Sunday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. followed by an optional lunch gathering at […]

Following his sold-out presentation in February, chaparral ecologist and author Richard Halsey will return to Ojai to join native plant guide Lanny Kaufer for a fire ecology field workshop on Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. entitled “Fire Walk With Us” (with apologies to David Lynch’s 1992 film of a similar name). This event […]

On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at 7 p.m., Jewish Community of Ojai will host Lanny Kaufer and his multimedia presentation, “My Summer Working for Martin Luther King, Jr.”  Kaufer will share the experiences he had in the Voting Rights Movement, including meeting and volunteering for Dr. King in the South in 1965. The presentation centers on […]